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UP #86: Activating The Global Heart With Howard Martin

UP #86: Activating the Global Heart with Howard Martin

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” —Helen Keller

We are all made of physical material. Our bodies can be seen, felt, moved, and touched. Yet there is so much more to who we are. We are energy. We are soul, spirit, heart, conscience, mind and emotions.

Physically, the heart is the most powerful muscle in the body. Non-physically — from a spiritual perspective — the heart is where soul, spirit and consciousness reside. Spiritual heart refers to the core of our being.

In the Far East, its been said that the innermost channel of the heart is the non-dual channel – the seat of our essential nature. Non-duality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and the fundamental oneness with all living beings. When our hearts connect, we are joined as one in unity regardless of race, gender, age, or species. This is who we truly are at our core.

Qualities of our essential nature include pure love (without conditions), compassion, kindness, joy, courage, strength, truth, wisdom, freedom and peace. These pure essential qualities manifest personally as authenticity, integrity, autonomy, joie-de-vivre, caring, empathy, competence, harmony and dignity.

In our fast-paced, hyper-distracted, technologically addicted, and spiritually disconnected world, many people have closed off their hearts. As a result, the prevailing cause of death in today’s world is heart disease. Ironic don’t you think?

The solution to this dire crisis of heart disconnect is utterly simple. Breathe. Relax. Feel. Unplug from the race and reconnect to life.

Since 1991, the HeartMath Institute has been sharing a similar message with millions of people around the globe. Bridging spirituality with science, the HeartMath Institute has researched and developed reliable, scientifically based tools to help people bridge the connection between heart and mind, and also to deepen their connection with the hearts of others.

The HeartMath Institute has scientifically proven what Eastern spiritual traditions have known for centuries: that the heart is the source of our greatest, most expansive life-affirming intelligence. Through HeartMath’s extensive body of work, they have irrefutable proof that the heart is so much more than a physical pump, it’s our true spiritual powerhouse.

This week, I have the honor of speaking with HeartMath’s Executive Vice President, Howard Martin. Howard has been instrumental in assisting Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath, in the development and teaching of HeartMath’s programs since its inception.

Along with Doc Childre, Howard is the co-author of the popular book, The HeartMath Solution. Howard is also a key spokesperson for HeartMath and has conducted hundreds of news media and documentary film interviews including CNN Headline News, ABC Good Morning America, and ABC World New Tonight.

This week, we speak about many things heart-related, including:

• How life is about continuous growth.
• Bridging science with spirituality.
• Redefining the heart: How the heart is so much more than a physical pump.
• How the heart is the strongest source of bio-electricity in the body (40-60 times more powerful than the brain).
• What are electromagnetic fields and why they’re so import for our emotional health.
• How our collective thoughts and emotions can alter reality.
• What is the Global Coherence Initiative?
• The importance of the energetic ecology of the earth.
• Energetic sensitivity and staying grounded in turbulent times.
• The importance of patience to remain centered.
• How the heart can create miracles if the mind doesn’t interfere.
• How intuition is our greatest intelligence in the emerging new paradigm.

Howard Martin and The HeartMath Institute show us ways to remake our world. They provide tools to connect us with our inner guidance and technologies (ironic, I realize) to help us be still enough to listen. HeartMath’s research shows us how we can be empowered to become masters of ourselves and caretakers for our planet for generations to come.

In a world gone crazy, I’m all for that!


• HeartMath Institute main website.
• Global Coherence Initiative website.
• The HeartMath Solution on Amazon.
• Mentioned in Introduction, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism by Andrew Harvey.

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